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captioned by the national captioning institute >> the race to the finish line in the race for president is not over yet there will be campaign stops in cleveland but ms. runyan is getting ready to rally
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voters. vice president joe biden made an unannounced visit as they fight for the coveted state of ohio. mitt romney is trying to two pennsylvania voters. it has been more than a year of campaigning for or on may and president obama and it comes down to today. >> we have seen packed voting precincts from florida up to maine. battleground virginia is the most packed. brianne carter is in leesburg. >> people here know this is important. we have seen long lines here in leesburg but throughout northern virginia. through this building and they tell u more than 1600 people have already cast their ballots. people know just how important their vote will be. after months of listening to president obama and governor met
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romney, it is finally decision day. >> i think it will be very close. >> this morning, romney was back in his home state of massachusetts to vote before heading to ohio and then pennsylvania for last-minute campaigning. >> i feel great about ohio. >> vice president joe biden was in home in delaware to vote before heading to chicago to meet up with the president who voted last week. >> i am feeling pretty good bet of the latest polls in key battleground states including ohio iowa, and virginia show the presence with a slight lead. in loudoun county, voters know the impact of their votes. >> there is such a good turnout. >> in 2008 obama 1 loudoun and prince william counties and is hoping for a victory again tonight. mitt romney needs a win here as well. >> that is hard to look at four years because the landscape changes. >> donna dunham voted for obama
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last time. >> that was my first time to vote. >> the polls will close in virginia at 7:00 tonight. if you are in line at 7:00, you can still vote just bring your id and voter registration card. we understand that paul ryan will now hold an event this afternoon in richmond. >> thank you so much. we are getting a small sampling of the first ballot results. 12 hours agopshire. for the first time since the tradition began in 1968, voters were split in dixville 5-5. the president plans 23 votes to met ronnie's 9 votes. libertarian gary johnson got one vote. >> election day is crisp and clear outside but we are on
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storm watch. jacqui jeras is here now with more. >> the cold air is already in place. this is the call this morning we have had since late march. our temperatures were down below the freezing part for the most part. it is the end of the growing season officially for the washington, d.c. area and the baltimore. we made it down to 34 degrees at reagan national. culpeper and winchester were all at 27 degrees. 45 degrees is our temperature now and we have blue skies and a little bit of sunshine but temperatures are way below average. there are some blow 40's at this hour and a little warmer toward the bay. we are tracking the latest storm system moving across the deep south right now. it will stay off the cows -- coast later this evening. more models consistently keep about 200 miles away from the
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chesapeake bay meaning it will be just a brush for our area and more as you head toward the delmarva. pretty good travel weather today. things look pretty good across the country and you day forecast is just cold if you have to stand in line and your temperature this afternoon will be between 45-50 degrees. we will have the seven-day forecast in a little bit. >> the election season, maryland has not seen a boy -- big push in the candidates for president but there are big issues on the ballot on the future of gambling and the gay marriage in maryland. john gonzales is in district heights with more. >> these folks have been waiting a long time to get inside and vote for the president but also the key issues such as question 6 and 7. the governor supports both. after more than $80 million in
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advertising, maryland is deciding if gambling in the state to be expanded to include a new casino at the national arbor. question 7 would add table games like roulette and blackjack. >> we had an issue with funding. i hope it comes through this time. >> the governor has been campaigning for this with prince george's county executive. the one millions of dollars of revenue to go to schools. >> you can either find those dollars by raising other taxes or by cutting were not being able to make those increased investments. >> some of pollux stood outside polling places in prince george's county. >> it is mainly because i feel the money does not go to the schools as it did with the lottery numbers. also, for the neighborhood's. >> the government is pushing hard for same-sex marriage,
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question 6 on the ballot, an issue that has divided these voters. >> but police speaking, i am against it. >> believe in equality when it comes to marriage and people the right to choose. >> the majority of question 7 supporters we have talked to said they are not big fans of gambling but they definitely want more money for education in the state. in about half an hour, we will tell you why these folks have been waiting longer than usual today. there have been major issues in district heights. >> those lines continue and thank you. we are hearing from the president as he waits to find out whether he will still have a job come january. >> moments ago, he spoke with a political reporter in chicago. >> president, would you do anything different? said your worry
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is that you have a day job running the country. would you do anything differently if you want? >> overall we run a race that i can be proud of. i should have probably added a couple of more cups of coffee before the first debate but other than that, i feel very good about the work we have done i think we have laid out the choice very clearly for the american people. the question will be people showing up to the polls. make sure you know where your polling place is and make sure whether you are in maryland or virginia that you know the rules. it makes a lot of sense to take a form of identification to your polling place. virginia, the polls close at 7:00 and in maryland, is 8:00 and i want to make sure people show up to vote and if you do, whatever the outcome that is
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our democracy works and i think we will all come together to move america forward. >> we just heard from scott thuman interviewing the commander in chief. you'll hear that interview in its entirety at 5:00. >> battleground virginia is the race not only for president but the race for senate between two former governors that set new records. george allen cast his vote early this morning in alexandria. he had to wait in line like many others about one hour to cast his vote. he came into today trailing slightly in the polls. democrat tim kaine enjoyed a narrow lead as he voted today in richmond regardless of the out and, this election made history. it was tops in the nation when it came to outside spending with $53 million from super-pac and nonprofit groups in advertising. >> we have seen an incredible turn out at the polls in
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virginia maryland, and the district but for many, that has meant long waits and frustrations. >> yes, it is time now. >> this left many voters surprised. >> i thought it was going to be this bad, i would have come out earlier. >> i had no idea it was going to be this long and it is cold. >> the line at dunbar high school starts a new jersey ave. in the school, there is a longer line but most people are telling us there is no or else they would rather be even if they had to wait two hours to vote. >> with as much passion, people should be out here to vote. >> it took only a few minutes to vote once inside school gymnasium. d.c. only gets three electoral votes, residents tell us the
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issues mean just as much to them as anyone else. >> health care, medicare medicaid, those types of issues that election officials say problems have been few and far between. as long as everyone remains patient, everyone will get to cast their ballots by the time the polls close at 8:00 tonight >> more people who come out and vote the matter which way you vote will result of the best choice for the country overall. >> abc 7 is on your sidetracking any problems at the polls. if you see any problems, you can look at our website and there you can tell us if you see a problem. the and also use twitter or send us an e-mail. >> you can count on abc 7 for the most up-to-date coverage of the votes. we have teams with president
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obama and mitt romney's campaign and they will stay with them until the winner is decided. we will also take on top of the local races and our coverage 7:00 p.m.. >> coming up next, baggage fees are a whole new level but there's a simple step you can take to avoid $65. >> inouye scientific discovery backspin why so many people felt last year's earthquake in the event -- and virginia. >> we are hearing from a survivor of the ship that sank in hurricane sandy. >> it is a little chilly out there today but tomorrow that cold could mix with rain.
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anncr: which do you believ what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i beeve the supreme court... should orturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned reparenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
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>> hundreds of thousands of people are still left in the cold without power after the storm last week. a family and we to and is hoping to make a difference by driving to new york with a 14-foot truck with supplies. volunteers will help sort the items and looking at the devastation from sandy, you want to do something. >> crew members of the age and is bounded that sunk off cape hatteras are now speaking out for the first time. in an abc news exclusive, the
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14-crew members talked about what happened that night when the tall ship began taking on water during hurricane sandy and loss of two crew mates including the captain. his body has not been recovered. >> we determined a safe time when we knew that the ship would still be stable and we could get everyone on deck and change our focus to save the ship -- from setting the ship to saving lives. it was a difficult decision to make it. >> the coast guard as ordered a formal investigation in the sinking of the hms bounty. that is a reminder of what we dealt with in the last week. >> the good news is is that yesterday, we were wondering about getting snow from this coastal storm. i don't think it will be as bad as what we originally thought. it is not as bad for us as it will be for the folks up the coast. today it is the cold.
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people have been freezing in the voting lines. take a look of this picture from laurel, maryland. look at the baby on the street all bundled up. thank you for sending us that photo. folks are wearing hats and our temperatures this hour is 45 degrees. that is a far cry from the mid 20's we had this morning. it is still well below average. we're 10-15 degrees below where we should be this time of year. we have 46 in frederick and $43.45 in manassas. a little warmer toward the bay. in shenandoah national park, there's a little bit of white snow holding on at the mountaintop. a beautiful time lapse from the sunrise this morning. a little bit of clout in this to
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start the day and that changed into a thin veil of clouds. that will be the rule throughout the day today. the coastal system is trying to get organized. it is beginning to appear off the coast of north carolina. the timing of all this shows the clouds are trying to filter their way into our region. we will see the clouds increase by tonight. our computer model shows that the store may be 200 miles off the coast which means we're looking at the eastern shore of the delmarva to get the greatest impact. it will be tough to get must -- much moisture beyond '95. a little bit of light rain and a little bit of wintry mix and it will be called enough. this will end up being a northeastern/new england the event and it's a wins over 40 miles per hour.
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it could cause additional power outages. partly cloudy today 45-50 degrees, tonight, becoming mostly cloudy and still chilly but not as bad as this morning, 32-38 degrees and this shows you that we will have some light stuff for wednesday and thursday. after that, what a great seven- day forecast. we've got a warm where temperatures will get closer to normal. >> excellence. it makes it all worthwhile. >> and up next, the airline plans to charge to $100 for your carry on. >> the good news tt romney ] we have
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to work on a collababorative basis. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people at are really hurting today in this country. and
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we face this deficit -- could crush the fure generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadership -- leadership in washinon that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a republican or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >> plan at that are paid the price at airlines. starting today, it will cost $100 to check your carry-on bag once you arrive at the airport. that is more than double the
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previous fee. you can pay $35 when you book a flight in advance. >> virginia tech will soon be the first school to offer a degree in real estate. they approved the bachelor of science degree in architecture, construction economics engineering, and property management. the program will begin in the fall of next year. >> some residents of northern new jersey awoke to a small earthquake early monday and new evidence shows the power of east coast earthquakes. the scientists say quakes in the easter fell further away than those out west even though the magnitude is not as high. east coast earthquakes can cause damages over larger areas. the 5.8 earthquake last year in the event -- in virginia triggered landslides. >> have shallow ground here. >> still ahead, we'll sit down with the experts from a
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politico. >> first, an investigation into an explosion that killed a man
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[ earnest ] out of the blue one day we were told to build a 30-foot stage. gathered the guys and we built that 30-foot stage not knowing what it was for. just dayays later all three
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shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse. a group of people walked out on that stage and told us that the plant is now closed and all of you are fired... i lookedoth ways i looked at the crowd, and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. itt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage it was like building my own coffin and it just made me sick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for thehe content of this advertising.
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>> a fire in a hospital in north carolina this morning has left a patient dead and three people were treated for smoke inhalation. it was said during regional hospital and it happen overnight and started in the unit specializing in long-term care. no patients were evacuated but some had to be moved to other parts of the hospital. the fire was reported as an explosion and there is no offical cause. >> and man has committed critically injured after a fire in and out -- -- in anne this was in crown seville and it was converted into apartments. we're told the victim was a 75- year-old man and his name and condition has not been released. >> it has been a busy day at the polls. >> the process does not always
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been smooth so what is being
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charlie rose: will you endorse president obama? colin powell: yes. when he took over we were in one of the... worst recessions we had seen in recent times... close to a depression. and i saw, over the next several years, stabilization... come back in the financial community. housing is starting to pick up. the president saved the auto industry. and the actions he taken with respect to... protecting us from terrorism have been very, very solid. and d so, i think we ought to keepon the track that we are on. president obama: i'm'm barackobama and... i approve this message. [ mitt romney ] we have to work on a collaborative basis. look, the reason i'

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